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Literary Lessons

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiteraryLessons By Sheri Boggs I’m a little bit addicted to books about writing. And workshops about writing. And conferences and tote bags and online courses and story dice. My office is spilling over with titles like The Nighttime Novelist and The Making of a Story. I can’t move in there without stumbling over gobs of pages of […]

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Easy Lunches For Busy People

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Lunch By Kelsey Hudson Sitting down at work the other day with my takeout for lunch, I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I had actually brought a meal from home for lunch. Between frozen meals and eating out, I probably haven’t enjoyed a homemade lunch in months. I have no issue with eating […]

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Specialty Coffee (Q&A with Kaiti Blom of Revel 77)

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_BarristaQA.jpg By Aileen Luppert You could almost miss the coffee shop tucked into one end of a small strip mall. What a shame it would be if you did. Revel 77, with its open layout, hip and welcoming vibe, and some of the best espresso in town is a gem on the South Hill. Just as […]

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Zen Your Workspace

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ZenWorkspace By Gwendolyn Haley A year ago, I moved from a small office I shared with 2 other people, to a cubicle in the middle of a relatively high traffic area in our administrative offices. My former office had windows, plenty of natural light, and few distractions. My new workspace has no windows or natural light, […]

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All Aboard the Fall Foliage Express

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Train By Cara Strickland When it comes to trains, I am like a six year old boy. LEAD ME TO IT (and can I blow the whistle, please?) So, it won’t be too much of a stretch for you to imagine my delight when I discovered (several years ago) that the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions […]

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Life Lessons From Little Free Libraries

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Brian Vander Veen Last year, my partner Sheri and I started our own Little Free Library. If you’re not familiar with what Little Free Libraries are, they’re simply containers, usually near a sidewalk or similar publicly accessible space, where people can take and leave books for free. Little Free Libraries first began appearing in Wisconsin […]

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Picking Up the Park  

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DPCleanUp_TrashBags By Sheri Boggs Library work can lead you to some interesting places. Sometimes you’re speaking to 300 middle schoolers. Sometimes you’re showing seniors how to attach images to their email. And sometimes you’re bagging pine needles and abandoned tighty whities in the woods. Earlier this fall I joined fellow SCLD staffers Amber Williams, Kris […]

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Avoiding Pinterest Pitfalls

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pinterest By Kelsey Hudson Confession time: I love cookbooks, craft ideas, DIY blogs, and all things creative; I read them like they’re Pulitzer-worthy novels. In the last couple of years however, Pinterest has taken that love to a new level. At any given time, I‘m working on two to three projects and have half a dozen […]

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Put ‘Em Up: Small Batch Canning

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Small Batching Canning By Kim Harshberger If hearing that someone cans conjures up images in your mind of dirt-packed cellars filled to the ceiling, you’re not alone. I too had that thought when I embarked into the world of canning. I would can all the things like Erica of Northwest Edible Life. This chick is hardcore and I […]

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Zipping The Light Fantastic

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zipline_Jane By Jane Baker I’ve always been a bit of a workaholic. My parents were raised during the Great Depression and instilled a strong work ethic that, while good, doesn’t always jive with today’s goal of the work/life balance. However, it’s that same rush of accomplishment I thrive on in my work life that I seek […]

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